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Eurostar high-speed train

Eurostar is a high-speed train connecting several big cities across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain. From October 1st 2023, all former Thalys routes will be operated by the brand Eurostar. Former Thalys trains will still be recognisable by their red painting while Eurostar trains will remain operating in their grey-yellow livery. All trains run at top speeds of up to 300km/h. If you want to travel in luxury and save as much time as you can for sightseeing, then the Eurostar is your best choice.


Eurostar routes

Map with Eurostar routes

Eurostar offers almost hourly departures to and from central London to the heart of Paris (France), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Brussels (Belgium). Similar frequent connections run from Paris to Brussels, Amsterdam and multiple major cities in Germany, such as Cologne. Eurostar trains from London to mainland Europe also connect with other services in Brussels. Also, connecting TGV services will transport you to many cities across France and the Benelux. Especially in Lille Europe, connecting TGV’s serve Disneyland Paris and cities in Southern France.


Eurostar routes to and from London:

  • London – Paris
  • London – Lille – Brussels
  • London – Brussels – Rotterdam – Amsterdam

Eurostar routes (formerly known as Thalys):

  • Paris – Brussels
  • Paris – Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
  • Paris – Liège – Cologne – Düsseldorf – Duisburg – Essen – Dortmund
  • Disneyland Paris – Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam

Construction works Amsterdam – London from June 2024

Be aware that from June 15 to December 2024, direct Eurostar trains between Amsterdam and London will not run because of construction works on the Eurostar Terminal. Instead, you will need to make a transfer in Brussels and go through British passport control in order to board the train to London. Direct trains will run on the other side, from London to Amsterdam.





Due to the merger between Eurostar and Thalys in September 2023, not all booking conditions are aligned yet. This also means that booking windows still vary for different train routes. The best way to find out how long in advance your train can be booked is to check our timetable. Remember, seat reservations are mandatory for Interrail Pass holders for all Eurostar trains and we recommend booking them as soon as possible as seats tend to sell out quickly.


Please note that the Eurostar prices mentioned are special Interrail Pass holder fares. These fares have limited availability, so make sure you book the Eurostar well in advance. You can also find out if seats are left for Interrail Pass holders on our FAQ page. If your train is booked out for Interrail Pass holders you'll need to select a different train or buy a regular ticket. 


Alternatively, find trains without seat reservations in our timetable by toggling on the ‘no reservation needed’ button.

How to make your reservations for the Eurostar 

Interrail reservation self-service system

Administration costs when booking through Interrail Self Service:

  • € 2,- p.p. per train
  • Additional € 9,-  per order (for paper tickets)

With railway carriers

Other platforms

Locally at the train station in Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

  • Directly from the Eurostar terminals (seats for Interrail Pass holders might not be available when booking last-minute)
  • Also at SBB Stations in Switzerland

Reservations for the Eurostar are non-exchangable and non-refundable. For more information, visit the Eurostar website.


By calling the SNCF call centre

  • Select #85 for English
  • You can book both domestic and international reservations

By calling Deutsche Bahn

  • By clicking the link above you'll find yourself on the DB contact page. There are phone numbers for English, French, Danish, Italian, Dutch or German speaking customer service representatives.

By calling the NS call centre

  • Open 24/7
  • When calling, you’ll hear a menu in Dutch. Select extension ‘5’ for services in English. NS International can book trains in various European countries (€7.50 booking fee, with a maximum of €22.50 per order; 2 reservations per call allowed). You have to pay for reservations made over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. The reservations ticket will be sent to you by email. You can also pick up your reservations at a NS International ticket desk or at a self-service machine. Just go to a Dutch train station with a NS International desk with your booking code.


Reservation fees to/from London


Routes 1st class (Standard Premier) 2nd class (Standard)
London – Paris €38 €30
London – Brussels €38 €30
London – Amsterdam €43 €35
Amsterdam – London* €65 €52



*Construction works Amsterdam – London from June 2024: Prices will be higher from Amsterdam to London during this period. A change in Brussels means that a separate fare is needed for both Amsterdam–Brussels and Brussels–London. 


To avoid this, use the filter option in our timetable and select 'no reservation needed' when searching for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels.


(former Thalys) Routes 1st class (Comfort) 2nd class (Standard)
Paris – Belgium* €32 €27
Paris – Germany €37 €32
Paris – The Netherlands €37 €32
Belgium – The Netherlands €27 €22
Belgium – Germany €32 €27


Travellers with a 2nd class Pass can only travel in Standard Class. Travelers with a 1st class Pass can travel in both classes. It's not possible to travel in Business Premier Class or Premium Class with a Interrail Pass.


Good to know

  • The One Country Benelux Pass is also valid for selected Eurostar (formerly Thalys) trains between Brussels and Amsterdam, provided you have an additional mandatory reservation. Residents of Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg cannot use the Pass in their country of residence while using the Benelux Pass. Both countries need to be included in the Pass when travelling by Eurostar (formerly Thalys trains). 
  • Eurostar trains to London can only be used by travellers with a Global Pass.

Arrival at the station and check in

To go to or leave from London, you'll need to go through the ticket gates, passport control, and a security checkpoint. To make sure you have enough time for this, please arrive at the train station 45 - 60 minutes before departure.


The ticket gates close 30 minutes before departure. The train won't wait if you're running late. 


Special booking conditions: Fill in extra passenger information to get your ticket

To retrieve your tickets, please visit the Eurostar website, where you will be prompted to enter your ticket number (also known as the booking reference) and last name. You will then need to provide passport details for each passenger. For further information on Eurostar’s new booking regulation, please refer to this link.

Travel classes on Eurostar trains

There are 2 travel classes on Eurostar trains available for Interrail Pass holders:

  • Trains to and from London
    • 1st class (Standard Premier)
    • 2nd class (Standard)
  • Other Eurostar routes (former Thalys trains)
    • 1st class (Comfort)
    • 2nd class (Standard)


After 4th November, there will be only one travel class for all Eurostar trains:

  • Business Premier/Premium –> Eurostar Premier
  • Standard Premier/Comfort –> Eurostar Plus
  • Standard –> Eurostar Standard


Please note that if you want to travel with Eurostar, you need to be in the possession of an Interrail Global Pass. If you want to take an international train when you have a One Country Pass, you can go as far as the border of the country where your Pass is valid. From here you'll have to buy a point-to-point ticket to cross the border to your final destination.


Exception: Some Eurostar (former Thalys) routes can be used by the Benelux Pass. Only the trains to London cannot be booked between the Netherlands and Belgium. When using the Benelux Pass, both countries need to be included in the Pass while travelling by Eurostar (former Thalys trains).


Added value to your trip

The Eurostar is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering free WiFi, individual power sockets and free newspapers. This is why reservation fees for the Eurostar are higher than average. With your reservation you can also enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels. For more information, see the Eurostar website.


Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Coffee bar
  • Disabled facilities
  • Power sockets
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Video screens
  • WiFi internet


Facilities may differ per train and route.

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